Timed Hands

2013. Another Year. I’ve made one New Year’s resolution every year for a decade or three: not to make a New Year’s resolution. And I’ve managed to keep it so far, intend to go on making it: it’s one I can’t break easily.  Now, take a look at an analog clock, and see what kind of faces it can make …

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043 11.27.TIMED HANDS                                                            
                                                                                                         

hours walk
circling wide
to measure
hands over faces
ticking frowns
round and round

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this clock045
tocks a revolving                           045
laugh between
semaphore arms

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an early version published in Tidepool
photos by Robert Weston

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summerfathercoverA Summer Father … terse, imagistic lines; … It’s not nostalgia that we experience but quiet, poignant grief. Richard Stevenson

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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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